Envisioning for Growth through Innovation

14-10-2020 - 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Envisioning for Growth through Innovation

The first workshop will help participating companies to understand how to understand both their external and internal environments. Participating companies will explore the uncertainties in their environment and use these to develop their strategic outlook. Participants will also have the opportunity to carry out an exercise which will help them to understand how to build a strategy for their organisation. This process will help participants better understand their present and prepare more effectively for building their purpose, vision and values. This workshop will be delivered by Mark Gilman from Birmingham City University.

About Mark

Dr Mark Gilman is Professor of SME Growth and Development at Birmingham City Business School and Head of CEIG. He joined BCU in 2015, moving from his post as Director of The Centre for Employment, Competitiveness & Growth at Kent Business School.

Mark has published in the area of SME performance and growth and HR management alongside working directly with business in the creation of a range of support products. These products include The BIG Journey, The BIG Network, The BIG Toolkit, The BIG Diagnostic, and tailored coaching and consultancy assignments. He has worked in industry and academia for the last 40 years engaging with businesses of all sizes including Boots plc, Barclays Bank, British Airways and a number of public sector organisation. More recently he has been impacting the growth of over 500 SMEs through research and coaching interventions for ambitious business owner